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Eye Trauma

About eye trauma

Reconstruction of the eyelids and eye socket (the cavity of the skull that holds the eye in place) may be required following facial trauma due to falls, car accidents, burns, or objects that hit the eye. Certain diseases, including invasive cancers, may also require socket reconstruction or even surgery to enhance the ability to wear an eye prosthesis.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai’s (NYEE) oculoplastic and orbital surgery team is among the most experienced in the Northeast in treating and managing eye trauma. We not only use the latest reconstructive techniques and technology, but draw upon ENT, oncology and diagnostic imaging specialists from the Mount Sinai Health System to handle complicated cases that require multiple areas of expertise. The goal of this multidisciplinary team is to expertly repair the damaged bone and tissue around the eyes, and preserve your vision.

How is eye trauma treated?

Eyelid trauma is best repaired by meticulously restoring natural anatomy at the time of the trauma. However, even years after the initial trauma, our surgeons can often dramatically improve the appearance and function of the face around the eyes. For cases involving possible orbital fracture, our ocuplastic and orbital specialists start with a thorough eye and facial exam including a CT scan to determine the extent of the damage and the treatment required. Often, they work together with multiple specialists who manage resulting conditions inside the eye (e.g. treatment of retinal detachmentcorneal transplant, etc.) For the most serious fractures – ones that result in double-vision from impaired eye movement—surgery to reconstruct the eye socket is usually required. 

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Eye Faculty PracticeTel: 212-979-4500

Address310 E. 14th Street
South Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Eye Outpatient CenterTel: 212-979-4192

Address310 E. 14th Street
South Building, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10003

Tribeca OfficeTel: 212-966-3901

Address77 Worth StreetNew York, NY 10013

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Address200 West 57th Street, Suite 1410New York, NY 10019

Upper East SideTel: 212-731-3355

Address234 East 85th StreetNew York, NY 10028

Ophthalmology FPATel: 212-241-0939

Address17 East 102nd StreetNew York, NY 10029

Midwood OfficeTel: 718-375-6933

Address1630 East 15th Street
Second Floor (Suite 203)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Mineola OfficeTel: 516-408-4900

Address200 Old Country Road
Suite 130
Mineola, NY 11501

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